Our Process

In order to tailor instruction to each student, NYMA conducts an assessment at the outset to gain insight into the student’s understanding of the subject matter. A combination of the following tools is also used to guide student tutoring and coaching:
  • Neil Fleming's VAK model to determine whether the student is a visual, auditory or kinetic learner.
  • Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences to gauge the student’s inclination towards Logical-mathematical, Spatial, Linguistic, Bodily-kinesthetic, Musical, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Naturalistic and Existential abilities.
  • Scholastic Math Inventory (SMI) is a computer-adaptive assessment that monitors growth through High school level math. SMI provides immediate data for effective instruction. It has been awarded the highest rating for VALIDITY and RELIABILITY by the National Center for Response to Intervention.
  • Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) is a computer-adaptive reading assessment program which provides immediate, actionable data on students' reading levels and growth over time. SRI helps educators differentiate instruction, make meaningful interventions, forecast growth toward grade-level state tests, and demonstrate accountability.